Campagne Charlie is a blues and roots band from the Dutch Delta. The six piece band from Zeeland specializes in pre war country blues, jug band and other guitar based music. It was formed in 1988. Champagne Charlie uses a great variety of stringed instruments, all of which play an important role in the bands rich repertoire and distinguished sound. On this album the attention is focused on the life style of America's hoboes who traveled the country on freight trains.This CD offers a musical journey through the wide American landscape featuring songs, both known and unknown, that cover the twentieth century.
"Champagne Charlie, whose mastery of American Blues and Folk tunes from the '20s,'30s and 40's would make them one of the States top roots bands if they weren't from the Netherlands". (Dave McGee; The Bluegrass Special)
"An excellent Dutch string band. They authentically revive the music of the period". (Juke Blues)
"Who says the blues is strictly an American invention? These Dutch fellows in Champagne Charlie swing and moan with the best Delta folks" (Dirty Linen)
"For me , CC is one of the best bands in the blues-jug-skiffle style" (Hans Theessink)